Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy #1) By: Nora Roberts
To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces…
Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the fire star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets.
Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her.
But Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. And they all must all work together as a team to find the fire star in a cradle of land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. And it seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars…
This series felt almost like a fusion of my two favorite Nora Robert’s trilogies, the Gallaghers of Ardmore and the Key Trilogy. This one did have a much stronger paranormal plotline though.
There was a seer, a magician, a time and space traveler, a lycan, a mermaid, and an immortal.
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The last series I read from Nora Roberts left a bad taste in my mouth and I still haven’t read the last book even though it’s been sitting on my kindle for months. I am beyond thrilled by how much I loved this book and the only thing keeping me from buying the second one is the massive stack of library books I have checked out.
There was romance and action and world building and, of course, a beautiful setting. Roberts already makes me want to go to Ireland pretty much any time I read something from her, but now she’s got me yearning to see Greece.
The characters were fun and a nice variety. Sasha was the meekest, but she wasn’t passive and didn’t let people walk all over her. Their romance did come on a bit fast, but considering she’d been dreaming about him for months, not really.
Loved the book and I’m waiting impatiently for the second to come in from the library and already sad that the third doesn’t come out until December 6th.